Historic Map - Chicago, IL - 1916 - Intertype

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View of Chicago, Cook County, I.L., 1916 / drawn & published by Arno B. Reincke, Aeroview Co.

This colorful print of Chicago, Illinois was drawn by Arno B. Reincke, Reincke-Ellis Co. and published by Aeroview Co. in 1916. Chicago’s transportation importance began in the 1840s with the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal connecting the Mississippi River with Lake Michigan. The Galena & Chicago Union Railway was added to enhance shipping of the many agricultural products that were beginning to be grown in the region.

Cattle, hogs, grain and other farming products were abundantly grown and traded as well as a number of dependent branch manufactures such as milling, slaughtering, packing, rendering, soap and candle making, tanning, brewing and distilling.

The Great Fire of 1871 slowed Chicago’s growth, but the town emerged from the ashes with an improved infrastructure and new fresh water system. The city began to attract business endeavors of all sorts, and after worldwide recognition it received when it staged the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, Chicago moved closer to becoming the major city that it is today.

This map was published one year after the SS Eastland disaster stunned Chicagoans as the passenger boat loaded with Western Electric employees and their families setting off for a company picnic in Indiana, rolled over while still dockside, trapping and drowning hundreds in the Chicago River.

The map advertises Intertype Corporation. Manufacturers of The Intertype, “The Better Machine”, Intertype and Linotype Machine Supplies and Matrices, and indicates its location. It focuses on Chicago’s central business section. It portrays streets, buildings, port activity and railroad routes.

Number and Letter Coded References:


Union Station.
North Western Station.
Grand Central Station.
LaSalle Street Station.
Central Station.
Dearborn Station.


Graham and Morton Line.
Goodrich Line.
Northern Michigan Line.
Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Line.


Briggs House.
Fort Dearborn.
Grand Pacific.
Great Northern.
La Salle.
New Southern.
Palmer House.
Victoria. Virginia.
Windsor Clifton.


Stock Yards.
Drainage Canal.
Central Manufacturing District.
County Hospital.
Art Institute.
Public Library.
City Hall.
Post Office.
Board of Trade.
Medinah Temple.
New Field Museum.
Chicago Stock Exchange.
First Regiment Armory.
Life Saving Station.


Archive Paper

Archive Paper

Premium fine art paper that provides accurate color reproduction with high-contrast, high-resolution print output and maximum image permanence. A high-quality print ready for framing.

  • Museum quality paper for high-quality fine art.
  • Ultra smooth, neutral white matte finish.
  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
  • Printed with pigment inks for longer print life and enhanced fade resistance.
  • Pigment based Canon LUCIA inks provide smooth tones and rich colors in fine, precise detail.
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